Monthly Archives: November 2013

BRAG TIME! NANOWRIMO COMPLETED!

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As of Turkey Day evening, I uploaded 52846 words into the giant maw of NaNoWriMo and was declared a “winnah! Is this bragging excessive? Don’t know. Just once a year.red white

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Life’s Unseen Blessings—Are We Really Thankful?

I’m reblogging Kristin Lamb’s Thanksgiving blog. Enjoy.

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I make it a point to begin every day with an attitude of gratitude. I think it is important, especially these days where it seems like every commercial tells us we aren’t thin enough, rich enough, successful enough, happy enough. We always need more “stuff” to be enough.

I wrote a blog ages ago about focusing on success, that we tend to drift where the eyes focus. Race car drivers learn that if you want to cross the finish line, never ever take your eyes off the goal line. Look at the wall and you will hit the wall. I believe everything is that way. If we focus on where we are lacking, we run the danger of being ungrateful for what we have, and that can be an extraordinarily defeating way to live.

Lately, I’ve had a hard reality to face. I’m so busy potty training the toddler…

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FREE MYSTERY WORKSHOPS FREE

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NOVEMBER 9, 2013

AUSTIN MYSTERY WRITERS (AMW)  Sponsors FREE Fiction Workshops @BookPeople!

Have you ever wanted to write crime fiction?  Or, want to learn more about how your favorite authors create those fast-paced plots and complicated characters that manage to keep you up all night reading? 
Come to our FREE special one day event:  Anatomy of a Mystery @ BookPeople on Saturday, November 9th, 2013 from 9:30am-3:00pm.
Our panel of highly-acclaimed mystery novelists will give you the inside scoop on what it takes to create some of today’s most memorable mysteries. Janice Hamrick, Karen MacInerney and Reavis Z Wortham will cover topics ranging from plotting and characterization to how to balance action and humor in crime fiction.  
Special Bonus:  First 25 attendees receive a FREE Austin Mystery Writers notepad and pen, plus a chance to win a free AMW tote along with other raffle items including books and more!
Schedule:

Doors open at 9:00am

Reavis Z. Wortham, Balancing Action, Humor and Pacing, 9:30-10:30am
Karen MacInerney, The Nuts & Bolts of Mysteries, 11:00am-noon
Lunch Break 12:00-1:00pm
Janice Hamrick, The Craft of Creating Interesting Characters, 1:00pm-2:00pm
Panel Discussion with Authors, 2:15pm-3:00pm
If you love reading crime fiction or want to learn how to write a mystery, this is the event for you!
Questions? Please contact Laura Oles at laura@lauraoles.com.
(Taken from Austin Mystery Writers website)

 

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